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Sussexite

Nesoborates

Sussexite is a manganese Mn ). Crystals are monoclinic prismatic and typically fibrous in occurrence. Colour is white, pink, yellowish white with a pearly lustre. It has a Mohs hardness

It is named after the Franklin Mining District in Sussex County, New Jersey where it was first discovered in 1868.

Sussexite also occurs in France , Namibia, Switzerland , New Jersey.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Purple

Luster ( interacts light )

Silky
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic